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post #76 of 128
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Originally Posted by Connemara View Post
Pio, I really don't think your position is logical. For the vast majority of people in this world, earning a living requires a great investment of time and energy in a specific task (whether it's flipping burgers or managing a bank makes no difference). Thus, finding a job that you can at LEAST tolerate, if not enjoy, should be a really important consideration when one is in college or high school and thinking about a career.

Now I think an argument could be made that people aren't defined by a specific career anymore due to the fact that Americans tend to change jobs an average of 4 times (or something like that). But changing jobs does not mean the effects of careerism on daily life are lessened.

Conne, I don't want to be too hard on you here. But does MS sound like he enjoys his job? Do I? And by "enjoy" I mean, the job is not a burden, we look forward to it on a regular basis, it enriches us spiritually? That's all kinda bull shit.

Big jobs with big pay cheques suck. It's why they come with big pay cheques. I often think I'd love a Mon-Fri, 8-5 job, all holidays off, etc. You hear me bitch about med-mal lawyers, stupid employees, my electronic leash of pager, cell phone, and Blackberry. You think I'd not give all of this up today, if it didn't come with that nice fat pay?
post #77 of 128
Oh, and I think the free-cohabitation and friends with benefits sexual liberation movement blah blah blah is really another example of a male-dominated society winning again. It's all upside for the dudes, and all downside for the chicks. But hey, that's what feminist wanted and that's what they got
post #78 of 128
So basically the quarter-life crisis occurs after people graduate from college and realize the following:
post #79 of 128
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Originally Posted by MetroStyles View Post
It's a fallback for me. And basically anyone who goes to a Top 5 B-School.
HBS students were taking unpaid internships this year. Your comments are laughable.
post #80 of 128
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Originally Posted by crazyquik View Post
Oh, and I think the free-cohabitation and friends with benefits sexual liberation movement blah blah blah is really another example of a male-dominated society winning again. It's all upside for the dudes, and all downside for the chicks. But hey, that's what feminist wanted and that's what they got

There is some serious wisdom in this post. In NYC you cannot get away from the consequences of this attitude. A certain kind of woman who spends her 20s "hooking up," never giving serious consideration of settling down because her group of friends are doing the same thing. They have to experience life! Why would they think of getting married in their 20s? By experience life of course I mean blowing their disposable income on clothes, dining out, and clubbing, little else...

All the while these woman do not realize that the successful men who are true catches are going women in their 20s. What man who has any aspirations of starting a family wants some drying-up 30-something?

I can't think of a much worse spot than being a woman in her mid-30s looking for love. The point being that women would often be better off settling for the best thing they can get while still young enough instead of trying to live out a Sex in the City fantasy. The time for girls to fool around is in their teens and college... after that you'd better be looking for a man and forget this liberated modern woman-of-the-city attitude.
post #81 of 128
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Originally Posted by lifersfc View Post
HBS students were taking unpaid internships this year. Your comments are laughable.

Please don't try and generalize based on the worst year in recent history regarding employment out of school.
post #82 of 128
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Originally Posted by crazyquik View Post
A lot of truth here.


They also wouldn't understand $600 shoes, much less $1200

Best line from The Game:

(shoe drops while climbing a ladder to escape from attack dogs)
-there goes a thousand dollars
-your shows cost a thousand dollars?
-that one did.



I honestly couldn't imagine wearing anything less than C&J at this point... I hate cheap leather. I hate cheesy finishes. And I especially hate the disgusting shapes of most mass-produced shoes come in.

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Originally Posted by Pennglock View Post
All the while these woman do not realize that the successful men who are true catches are going women in their 20s. What man who has any aspirations of starting a family wants some drying-up 30-something?

I can't think of a much worse spot than being a woman in her mid-30s looking for love. The point being that women would often be better off settling for the best thing they can get while still young enough instead of trying to live out a Sex in the City fantasy. The time for girls to fool around is in their teens and college... after that you'd better be looking for a man and forget this liberated modern woman-of-the-city attitude.

+1

When I get married (I'm thinking in my mid-30s), it will be to a 25 year old, for a whole number of reasons. I'm so happy that I am a man.
post #83 of 128
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Originally Posted by GQgeek View Post
+1

When I get married, it will be to a 25 year old man, for a whole number of reasons. I'm so happy.

FTFY.


Sorry, too easy.
post #84 of 128
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post
FTFY.


Sorry, too easy.

Don't forget to PM me on the day you remove that gay-ass earring. I will send you some yellow tail to commemorate the occasion.
post #85 of 128
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Originally Posted by GQgeek View Post
Don't forget to PM me on the day you remove that gay-ass earring. I will send you some yellow tail to commemorate the occasion.

Just 10 more months away.

Oh hell, who am I kidding? They're both out now. It's sort of odd not to have them.
post #86 of 128
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Just 10 more months away. Oh hell, who am I kidding? They're both out now. It's sort of odd not to have them.
Apparently so are both of you. Ooooh!!!!!
post #87 of 128
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Originally Posted by GQgeek View Post
When I get married (I'm thinking in my mid-30s), it will be to a 25 year old, for a whole number of reasons. I'm so happy that I am a man.

you really believe that?

I can't stand women in that age range, usually... value-systems & priorities are all fucked up, lack of maturity and experience... girls that age annoy me incessantly.
post #88 of 128
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Originally Posted by MetroStyles View Post
Apparently so are both of you. Ooooh!!!!!

Oh, I never hid it. Had the stud over hoop thing going for the last 20 years or so. I'm just acknowledging that what's good at 25, is not necessarily good at 40.
post #89 of 128
Metro dude, you might consider finding a hobby that you enjoy. In my experience, things i enjoy doing for a hobby, i hate doing for a living. If you spend your whole day on the net (everyday), i could certainly see feeling unfulfilled.
post #90 of 128
read through the article, agreed with a lot. then i realized ohh shit I don't have a degree so this isn't a quarterlife crisis... this is just me sucking exponentially more than I initially thought.
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